Carson Riddle, a senior at Culver-Stockton College, recently was selected as one of 50 college students in the United States by The Council Foundation to receive a $5,000 academic scholarship.
CANTON, Mo. — Carson Riddle, a senior at Culver-Stockton College, recently was selected as one of 50 college students in the United States by The Council Foundation to receive a $5,000 academic scholarship.
The scholarships are awarded to students who are interested in pursuing careers in insurance brokerage. The Foundation, formerly known as the Foundation for Agency Management Excellence (FAME), is based in Washington, D.C. It has awarded $2.85 million to 570 students across the country since 2006, including $1.6 million to 333 students in the last four years alone.
Riddle is a native of Lebanon, Ind., and is majoring in marketing and business administration. He also is a member of the men’s soccer team. He completed a summer internship at the Indianapolis office of Burns & Wilcox, an independent insurance wholesale broker and managing underwriter which nominated Riddle for the scholarship.
The Foundation’s Scholarship Program partners with the internship programs of member firms of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers in an effort to hire these students back into the firms they interned with and/or retain them in the commercial insurance brokerage sector.
The mission of The Council Foundation is to bring fresh, diverse talent into the brokerage sector by way of internships with Council member firms. Students must be formally nominated by the respective brokerages at which they worked. In awarding the scholarships, an independent selection committee looks for candidates who have the potential to excel as leaders and contributors to the industry post-graduation.
Contact Alyssa Hummel, Director of Communications and Marketing, at email@example.com or 573-288-6000 ext. 6450 for more information.
NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.